UPDATE, Dec. 28: Police on Monday identified the woman killed in a weekend rollover traffic crash as 36–year-old Iliana Dennis of El Paso.
Investigators said it appeared Dennis lost control of her Jeep while speeding, it struck a curb and then swerved into a dirt median before colliding with a backhoe and overturning.
Her death was the 69th traffic fatality of the year in El Paso, compared to 71 at the same time in 2019.
ORIGINAL REPORT, Dec. 26: EL PASO, Texas – One person died in an early morning vehicle rollover crash in northeast El Paso, fire officials said.
The crash happened about 3 a.m. at Railroad Drive and Falcon Avenue and involved a car hitting a tractor, fire officials said.
Firefighters were called to the scene to extricate the person from the overturned car, but the victim died at the scene, according to a spokesman with the El Paso Fire Department.
Investigators continue to look into what caused the crash.